The original Ghostbusters film in 1984 was an all-male cast , but this time around the funny ladies will be featured.
Director Paul Feig revealed the new movie will feature Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.
The untitled Ghostbusters reboot is close to signing the cast members.
Director Paul Feig seemingly confirmed the casting, tweeting photos of the four actresses. A representative for McCarthy, however, tells Us Weekly that the “Spy” star is still in talks.
The movie is written and will be directed by Feig, set for release next year.
Feig tweeted, “In other news, #Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016. Save the date!”
There are reports the Ghostbusters team will consist of characters named Erin Gabler, an academic on the tenure track at Columbia, her former colleague Abby Bergman, and Jillian who is Abby’s hunting partner. There is also Patty, an MTA subway ticket employee who comes across the main ghost in the film. They speculate that Wiig is playing Erin, Jones will portray Abby, McKinnon is Jillian and McCarthy is Patty.
Director Reitman left the project after Howard Ramis passed away in February 2014 at age 69.
Feig was then approached to direct the Ghostbusters reboot, after which he decided to go with an all-female team this time around.
Kristen, 41, and Melissa, 44, have both worked with the 52-year-old director previously. Feig directed the two in Bridesmaids (2011) and Melissa in The Heat (2013).
Leslie, 47, and Kate, 31, are both cast members on Saturday Night Live, with Kate joining in 2012 and Leslie in 2014.
Feig explained the thought process behind his decision to go with a team of female ghostbusters.
He told Entertainment Weekly, “My favourite thing to do is work with funny women. I was like, ‘what if it was an all female cast? If they were all women?’ Suddenly, my mind kind of exploded: that would be really fun.”
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